A medium – large roasting bird with rich, dark meat. A lovely apricot-fawn color, it has a whitish abdomen and orange feet and bill and as a dual purpose goose, it produces both eggs and meat. The American Buff is calm and docile, a good choice for a home flock. They are good, attentive parents. In 2003, there were fewer than 500 breeding birds and five or fewer breeding flocks. The history of the goose is still obscure, though authorities agree it was developed in North America. It is related to the Greylag goose of Europe and Northern Asia.